1 MPO Member Communities: The MPO is federally required to update its long-range transportation plan every five years. Efforts are currently underway to develop a new plan: Mobilizing Tomorrow. Mobilizing Tomorrow will outline goals, performance measures, strategies, and a financial plan necessary for the maintenance and enhancement of the region s transportation system through the horizon year 25. This document provides important information about submitting projects for the MPO to consider including in the long-range transportation plan. The plan s goals are to: Enhance multimodal transportation options Insure infrastructure and serves are well-managed and optimized Improve the region s environmental health Further health, safety, and well-being of all residents in the region Call for Transportation Projects A key aspect of the long-range transportation plan is its inclusion of transportation projects to address current and future needs. Projects must be in the long-range transportation plan to be eligible for federal funding. However, any project that changes or enhances the transportation system should be included in the long-range transportation plan, regardless of how it is funded, to provide the full picture of transportation changes anticipated in the metropolitan area. This may include, but is not limited to, roadway, transit, freight, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), and bicycle/pedestrian projects. Projects included in the long-range transportation plan must be able to be implemented with federal, state, and local revenues anticipated being available through 25 in order to be fiscally constrained. Please refer to the list below for information on submitting projects to consideration in Mobilizing Tomorrow. The MPO requests all candidate projects, regardless of funding source, be submitted through the on-line form linked here. Submissions can be made by MPO member governments and the Iowa DOT only. Communities should include preservation or rehabilitation projects such as overlays but not routine maintenance such as crack sealing or pot-hole filling. The MPO will evaluate each candidate project for its ability to address regional goals and performance targets. See the attached documents called Project Evaluation Criteria and Performance Measures & Targets for criteria that will guide the analysis. Please refer to the on-line GIS mapping tool linked here to aid in determining projects that will maximize the performance of the transportation system. This on-line tool allows you to layer data such as areas with high crash incidences, freight impedances, poor bridges and pavement conditions, and current bike facilities. If you have ESRI ArcGIS software, please download the map package available here to draw your projects in GIS. See the attached document called Project Drawing Instructions for more information on how to draw projects in GIS. All project submissions are due by the end of the business day on May 23 rd. Please contact Dylan Mullenix with any questions you might have about this process at or
2 Mobilizing Tomorrow Project Evaluation Guidenlines Goal 1: Enhance Multimodal Transportation Options Project is on an existing or planned transit route and the applicant agrees to coordinate with DART regarding transit needs for the project or the project is a new transit facility* Project includes an addition to or improvement of the bicycle network Project enhances multi-modal opportunities within or along a designated node/corridor as defined in The Tomorrow Plan* Goal 2: Well-managed and Optimized Transportation Infrastructure and Services Project improves or maintains an existing route or intersection Project addresses major maintenance (e.g. bridge repair, transit state of good repair, pavement condition index, trails, etc.) Project is on a corridor with existing congestion (Defined as currently having LOS E or F in peak hours)* Project is on a corridor with future congestion (Defined as having LOS E or F during peak hours by 25 based on the MPO's Travel Demand Model) Project intends to implement one or more of the following congestion management strategies: Geometrical improvement Improvements to access management ITS/Signalization improvements Improvements to turning movements Improves parallel facility/contributes to alternative routing Signage/Wayfinding Project is programmed in the TIP Route addresses designated freight impediment* Existing traffic volume as defined by AADT Goal 3: Improve the Region s Environmental Health Project overlaps an environmental conflict area* Project overlaps an environmental challenge area* Project addresses a roadway or section of a roadway prone to flooding Project contributes to improved water quality and/or habitat (e.g. significant investment in trees, vegetated storm water management strategies, permeable surfaces, etc.) Project promotes air quality improvements (e.g. idle reduction, reduces VMT, EV readiness, etc.) Goal 4: Further the health, safety, and well-being of all residents in the region. Project is located in a high-crash area as defined by CMAT and the project incorporates traffic calming solutions* Project reduces modal conflict (e.g. traffic signals, grade separation, dedicated lanes, etc.) Project is entirely or partially located within an social justice area* Project provides alternative transportation to/from an social justice area Project addresses a critical gap in the regional trail network (Level 1 and 2 trails only)* Project promotes safe routes to schools
3 MPO Performance Measures Measure Goal 1: Enhance Multimodal Transportation Options Bicycle System On-Street Miles of On-Street Facilities Current Target # from feasibility study Mode Choice/Split (peak hour trips to downtown) Single Occupancy Vehicles 77% 55% Transit 7% 2% Carpool 12% 15% Walk/Bike/Work from home/other 4% 1% Transit Total ridership (FY14) 4,4, Double Goals 2: Transportation Infrastrucgture and serves are well-managed and optimized. Bridge Sufficiency Rating Average Rating 82 - Deficient Bridges (percent) 25% Transit Average age of fleet (years) Vehicles beyond useful life (%) 18% % Level of Service - Peak Hour (% of roadway miles) Non-Congested Roads 98.2% At Least 9% Travel Time Reliability Index Reliability Index Freight Impediments Number of Impediments 1 Goal 3: Improve the Region's Environmental Health Environmental Impacts Acres of environmental conflict areas Acres of environmental challenge areas Do Not Disturb Mitigate what is disturbed VMT (average weekday) Total 14,429,63 - Per Capita 3.5 Goal 4: Further the health, safety and well-being of all residents in the region. Crash Data Number of Fatalities (5-year average) 3 Fatalities per 1 million VMT.57 Number of Serious Injuries (5-year average) 215 Serious Injuries per 1 million VMT 4.8 Regional Trails Gap Number of Gaps 13 Miles of Gaps 54
4 MPO Performance Measures Measure Current 25 Target Environmental Justice Areas EJ Non-EJ Percent of Population 15% 85% - Percent of Area 4% 96% - Pavement Condition Average PCI 5 61 EJ PCI = Non EJ Pavement Condition Index (% poor or worse) 4% 16% EJ PCI = Non EJ Bridge Condition Average Rating Deficient Bridges (percent) 1% 23% - Crash Number of Fatalities - (5-year average) Fatalities per 1 million VMT.8.54 EJ rate = Non-EJ rate Number of Serious Injuries (5-year average) Serious Injuries per 1 million VMT EJ rate = Non-EJ rate Non-Congested Roads - (% of roadway miles) 95% 98% At least 9%
5 Drawing your projects in ArcGIS Steps: 1. Open Project Solicitation.mpk 2. Right-click on Projects for Mobilizing Tomorrow in the Table of Contents and select Edit Features -> Start Editing. 3. Before drawing a project, make sure the snapping features are turned on. To do this, click Editor in the Editor toolbar, then Snapping -> Snapping Toolbar. Make sure all four options are selected in the Snapping toolbar. When drawing in your projects, please use the road centerline layer to snap your lines to the road that the project is on. 4. In the Create Features window, click on LRTP Project Location to highlight it. 5. Begin drawing a project by clicking points on a route to draw the line. Finish a line by doubleclicking. 6. After drawing a line, open the attribute and fill in the information for the project. 7. To end an editing session, slick Editor -> Save Edits, then Editor -> Stop Editing. 8. Save the map package and send back to MPO staff.